COBB COUNTY, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — The Atlanta Braves wrapped up its Season of Giving Campaign on Wednesday by honoring first responders. They deployed their food truck to Cobb County, serving hot meals to officers to thank them for their service.
First responders at Cobb Fire Station 8 in Kennesaw received a special visit from the Braves. The organization rolled up with its food truck and workers dished out hot meals to Cobb County police, fire, and emergency crews. It was the last stop of the ‘Meals for the Braves’ program, and it held special meaning for officers.READ MORE: Volunteers Needed For Atlanta's Point-In-Time Homeless Count
“Being served is a little humbling, for them coming out to do this, but it’s been a terrific partnership,” said Major Barry Little with the Cobb County Police Department’s Special Operations division.
The Braves served 500 hot meals to the Cobb first responders and more than 2,600 meals since launching the program in November. The team partnered with Coors Light and Delaware North, a food and hospitality company.
“We were excited when they got to the World Series and won it, and now we’re back to where they’re coming and taking care of us the way we took care of the public around the game,” said CCPD Captain Chris Michael.READ MORE: Local Puppies Making Their Debut At The Puppy Bowl XVIII
Building relationships in the community has been an uphill battle for officers everywhere, but Cobb County police say they’re thankful for the gratitude they’re shown for risking their lives every day and for the challenges they’ve faced during the pandemic.
“That’s what we signed up to do, and regardless of the dangers or whatever happens, we’re still taking care of people the best way we can,” said Michael.
“It’s always a pleasure to be able to protect and serve, and we have a great group of officers all the way through that have done a tremendous job,” said Little.MORE NEWS: Mulberry Man Fatally Shot On Sunday Evening
The Braves also served meals to veterans, hospital workers, and teachers during its holiday program.